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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Never knew Jack Taylor made them.... 4th pic down. I assumed Condor had some arrangement to copy them but on reflection the design would have gone past the 25 year rule even by the 80's.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:17 am 
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I guess you read this piece ... frame.html

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:15 pm 
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If you are a member of the Vcc the Marque enthusiast should be able to help.I have his name on file.I will see if I can find it.
I entered my last year in the RBOTM.Yes it has a front mech braze on plus other bits.These had been added by Dave Orford its previous owner . He purchase it in the 1950's.
Link to mine here ... 784286311/

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:21 pm 
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Allen key seat bolt points to a more recent build?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Hi, Another possible builder on the list could be Ray Cottingham, no real luck, but I've found this in the Classic Rendezvous Archives, it might be the right direction to explore : -
These are the words from the Paris Lightweight Cycle
Company press release February 1982 and March Cycling.
The Paris Galibier is back. The unorthodox frame design as introduced by Harry Rensch of Stoke Newington, London in 1946, but the business folded in 1952. Now Paris enthusiast Mr. Michael Kemp. A Century club member has brought the rights to the Paris Lightweight Company. With Harry Rensch's former apprentice Tom Board now a frame builder for Condor Cycles who will be the main UK agents, they will produce the range of the Paris frames.The Galibier is an exciting cantilever design. It uses larger dimension tubes, with twin top tubes to provide greater strength. The overall
advantage is a shorter wheel-base- 37" is possible-giving a stiffer ride.Harry Rensch pioneered bronze welding and lug lamination, and the Galibier model is a bilaminated lugless frame that "exhibits" excellent aerodynamics without the "whip" associated with current oval tubes. The only improvements to the original design suggested by the new company, is the use of
Campagnolo ends and a micro-fusion fork crown.Frame builder Tom Board has also made one other important change. "The only thing different from the original (main frame) is the use of a steel called T45 (this has a breaking strain of 45 tonnes). This is used for the drop tube (vertical tube housing the bottom bracket)."This improves the design and is considerably stronger than 531, but twice the price".

PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Thanks for everyones comments, I'll continue the detective work

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